Midlands Gives fund raising program.
What is Midlands Gives?
Hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Midlands Gives is an 18-hour online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties.
When is Midlands Gives?
Midlands Gives will take place online on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 6:00 am to 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
How does it work?
Central Carolina Community Foundation has set up an online giving platform at MidlandsGives.org with searchable profiles of participating nonprofits. All donations will be processed through this website, which allows nonprofits and donors to track the giving on May 7th via the site’s leaderboards.
If you would like to donate to Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center, click on the below link. https://www.midlandsgives.org/rockybottom. If you would like to donate to the National Federation of the Blind of SC (NFB of SC), click on the below:
If you would like to donate to the NFB of SC please do so, however, this year we want to concentrate heavily on raising funds to meet the ongoing needs at Rocky Bottom. Again this year, Jennifer Bazer and staff from the Successful Transitions program will be stationed in several locations around the Columbia area (downtown East Bay Deli on Main St., Crossing Deli in Northeast Columbia and the West Columbia Chick-fil-a on Augusta Rd.) on May 7, to raise funds through Midland Gives to assist Rocky Bottom. If you would like to assist Jennifer and the staff of Successful Transitions at one of these locations, you can contact Jennifer Bazer at (803) 960-9977 for further information. If you are uncomfortable using a computer to make a donation or do not have one, you can come by or call the Federation Center, (803) 254-3777 on Tuesday, May 7, and we will assist you with your donation. We will also be having a “watch party” with refreshments at the Federation Center on May 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for those individuals who would like to make a donation to Rocky Bottom through Midland Gives. We will be especially working hard to raise the most unique contributions between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. The non-profit organization who receives the most unique contributions during this hour will also receive an additional $2,500 for their group. Also, the six state board district and state wide divisions will be competing among themselves to see who can secure the most unique contributions for Rocky Bottom. A trophy will be presented to the district or division who secures the highest number of unique contributions during Midlands Gives on May 7. I am asking all chapter presidents to please work closely with your district board representative and share this information with your members. I strongly encourage all of us to make a concerted effort to spread this information to local businesses, neighbors, friends, and family and help to financially support Rocky Bottom and the NFB of SC with this wonderful fund raising opportunity!